Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Birthplace of Audie Murphy
Born on a farm near Kingston, Audie Murphy (1925-1971) joined the Army on his 17th birthday in 1942, and later became the most decorated soldier in WWII. He was awarded 24 citations for bravery in action, including the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Distinguished Service Cross, the Belgian Croix de Guerre with Palm and the French Legion of Honor Chevalier. Upon his return to the United States, he began a career in film, starring in "The Kid from Texas", "The Red Badge of Courage" and his most successful film where he portrayed himself, "To Hell and Back". While on a business trip in 1971 Murphy's plane crashed and he was buried with military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7821.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, World II.
Location. 33° 14.015′ N, 96° 9.911′ W. Marker is in Greenville, TexasTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville TX 75401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harrell Camp Ground (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kingston Baptist Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Central National Road of The Republic of Texas (approx. 1.8 miles away); White Rock Community (approx. 3.6 miles away); White Rock Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); White Rock Baptist Church (approx. 3.7 miles away); Audie Murphy (approx. 4.2 miles away); Birthplace of Mack Harrell (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Regarding Birthplace of Audie Murphy.
The marker was replaced in 2018 and the original text changed slightly from that shown on the original marker.
Also see . . .
1. Audie Murphy. Wikipedia biography (Submitted on January 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
2. Audie Murphy. Find A Grave entry (Submitted on January 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 4, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.